I want to send out the SU HD.6 carburetors from my 1957 MK VIII for a rebuild next week to a USA based shop. The car last ran in 1975. I spent some time searching the Jag-Lovers archives yesterday and came up with a few places that have been recommended including Joe Curto in New York, Jeff Palya of Paltech in Ohio, and Dana Britton of SUcarbs in Kansas. I want the rebuilt carburetors to look and operate as new.
While it is against Jag-Lovers rules to bash business, it is perfectly acceptable to say good things about a business. I was wondering if others on this list could reply with good things to say about any of these carburetor rebuilders for work that they have done for you. If you don’t want to reply to the list you can send me a PM with your comments.
Attached are a few pictures of the carburetors before I removed them from the intake manifold.
I typically do a lot of the work on my Jaguars myself, but I have decided to send out some of the work to others to move this “barn find” restoration project along more quickly. The 3.4 L XK engine and cylinder head are in the machine shop now and expect them to return by mid May. I would like to run the engine outside the car on my engine test stand this summer with the goal of driving it later this year. Your replies about positive experiences with any of these carburetor rebuilders is appreciated.